Good Outing For Brunei Fencers at Sabah Open Fencing Championship 2017


IT was a good outing for Brunei after returning with two silver and five bronze medals from the Sabah Open Fencing Championships 2017 over the weekend.

Haziq Asahrin won silver after losing 15-8 to Adam Nicholas in the final of the men’s individual Sabre event at the Likas Fencing Centre.

Haziq had beaten his younger brother Anaqi Danish 15-12 in the semi-finals.

Nona Rowena Mahmud delivered the other silver medal after losing to Octavira Rahman in the women’s individual Foil event.

Anis Sabrina Yahya settled for bronze having lost to Octavira 15-10 in the last-four.

Other bronze medals came from Hafizi Ilah and Ahmad Zaim in the men’s individual Epee event and Hadi Sawal from the men’s individual Foil event.

Brunei fencers for U-12 and U-10 categories pose for a photo with national fencing coach Rocky Poerawinata (3rd L) and Captain (U) Nashriq Moksin. Picture: Courtesy of BDFF

Captain (U) Nashriq Moksin, Secretary General of Brunei Darussalam Fencing Federation (BDFF), was satisfied with the results.

“It was a good outing for us. Most of the fencers have been training for 5 to 6 years, I am happy to see their progress and starting to give a good fight in regional competitions,” said Nashriq in a press statement

“Although we did not get any medals in the Under-10 and Under-12 age groups, I am confident with continuous training at the young age and support from all, Brunei can produce top quality fencers for the regional and international competitions in the future,” he concluded.



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